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Tuesday Wakeup Call: Special guest Matt Cooke

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Morning, lunatics …

>> The TribLIVE Radio show today — 1-2 p.m. — will feature Matt Cooke of the Penguins.

To listen, just click on TribLIVE Radio. It’s free, easy, no signup. If you’ve got an iPhone, iPad or Android, we’ve also got the upgraded TribLIVE Radio app.

The Trib’s Jerry DiPaola will the media guest, discussing a couple of rather large moves at Pitt in the past 24 hours. And, of course, the local Twitter icon @suckmeter will offer the Suck of the Week in Pittsburgh sports.

I want you involved, too. Email: sportstalk@tribweb.com or call me at 412-320-7925.

>> Here’s Trib columnist John Harris’ take on Opening Day at PNC Park.

>> Rushel Shell tells Pitt he’s out. Next question: To where?

If I’m Paul Chryst, I’m not being Mr. Nice Coach here. Pitt went above and beyond with Shell in his year-plus with the program, not least of which was carving out a healthy amount of carries as a true freshman even with Ray Graham in a starring role.

>> Another one out at Pitt is Agnus Berenato as women’s basketball coach. Made my feelings on Berenato known in a column last month. No need to pile on, so suffice it to say the university made the right move.

>> Who says the Islanders lack class? Witness Matt Martin vs. Tom Kostopoulos last night …

>> As I leave you, question of the day: If you could only pick between the two, would you rather have the Steelers sign Ahmad Bradshaw or draft a running back in the first round?

And yes, I mean, obviously, if Bradshaw is reasonably healthy.

>> I’ll cover Penguins-Sabres tonight, assuming Buffalo can still put out a full roster with all the trades they’re swinging the past 24 hours.

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Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

 
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